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Good Earthing

Good Earthing Essentials Explained!

Good earthing systems play a critical role in protecting structures, equipment, and personnel from the devastating effects of lightning strikes. With fast rise times and large magnitude currents associated with lightning, special attention is required when designing and implementing earthing systems. This guide will walk you through the essential characteristics …

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EV Charging Station

EV Charging Station Safety – The Surprising Need for Earthing

Earthing, also known as grounding, is a crucial aspect of electrical safety for EV charging stations. It involves connecting the metal components of the charging station to the earth using a conductor to divert any electrical current that may occur due to a fault in the charging station or other …

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Earth Rod Installation BS 7430 and IEC 62305

Calculation of Earth Rod using BS 7430 & IEC 62305

A well-designed earthing system is the fundamental requirement for any electrical structure or system, regardless of the voltage level. International standards such as IEC 62305 and BS 7430 play a crucial role in ensuring safety by defining earthing design practices for various electrical installations. Earthing systems consist of earth electrodes, …

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ESE Coverage Area Calculation

Lightning Arrester Coverage Area Calculation Explained

A lightning strike discharges an enormous amount of energy in a short period of time. This can hit the buildings or electrical systems in an area resulting in unpredictable damage.  In order to protect these structures and electrical systems, we have Lightning Arresters installed on top of such structures. In …

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Covered Conductor Accessories for Electrical Distribution

In distribution networks, the power lines transmit power from one location to another through distribution poles which are situated at the side of roads or on hilly areas. In storm-prone locations throughout India, trees often fall on bare conductor distribution lines causing the pole to fall onto the ground.  Due …

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Smart Meters in India ─ Types & Application

Smart meters record information on electrical energy consumption, voltage levels, current and power factors. They offer greater clarity on this information to the electrical service providers regarding electrical consumption, help with monitoring the system, and billing. They use advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) that differs from automatic meter reading (AMR.). They …

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Cable Glands ─ Need for Electrical Equipment and Switchgears

Cable Gland is the ‘mechanical cable entry device’ attached to the end of electrical cables and secures them to any piece of equipment. They are also commonly known as cable connectors, cable fittings, cord grips, or cable strain reliefs. Cable Glands are vital for terminating cables in harsh or hazardous …

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Installation of Cable Lugs

Cable lugs are electrical components used to safely connect wires and cable terminals to electrical equipment or terminate them. They are designed to easily and securely connect and disconnect electrical joints permanently or for maintenance. There are different types of cable lugs available for various electrical applications. They are essential …

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Earth Rods

Earth Rods – Functions and Advantages

Earth Rods have various functions & advantages. They are also known as electrodes or grounding rods and, their fittings are used for effective earthing systems in overhead and underground electricity distribution and transmission networks. These are used singularly or in groups to: – Form a ground field. – Create a …

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Distribution Box

Distribution Boxes: Types and Functions

The distribution box serves as the load centre and distributor of electrical power. A distribution box ensures that electrical supply is distributed in the building, also known as a distribution board, panel board, breaker panel, or electric panel. It is the central electrical supply system of any building or property. …

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